UN reacts to death of Nigerian mogul, Okunbo

Chairman, UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli has mourned the death of the late Nigerian business magnate, Hosa Wells Okunbo.

In a condolence letter, signed by Okah-Donli, and issued to journalists on Sunday in Abuja, she described Okunbo as “a great Iroko whose fall would not only shake Nigeria but the entire world.“

Okah-Donli also described the late industrialist as a mentor who had impacted knowledge in her and many others.

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“He was a man of honour. He is a pillar of support, encouragement, and the greatest humanitarian of our time,’’ the former Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) said.

Akelicious had earlier reported that Okunbo passed away Sunday morning in a London hospital after a long battle with cancer.

The 63-year-old was earlier treated in London and German hospitals.

Okunbo was due in Nigeria next week to attend the coronation of the new Olu of Warri, Tsola Emiko, who is married to his daughter, Ivie.

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